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Postby jens » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:01 pm

So are you the one who bought this set misb on ebay? How I wanted that but a bit over my price range.

I don't own the sets MISB. The older sets are to expensive in MISB, because I don't need the boxes. I only collect the bricks and instructions.
I buy a set as used, it is much cheaper, so I can buy maybe 2 or 3 copys to get 1 very good set. But MISB sets are the best quality, indeed. This set I don't have MISB.

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Postby wlister » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:42 pm

Yes! Finally a cart I like! Pitchfork, decebt looking cart and a good assortment of minifigs. Man do I miss those day. I do own this set, but over the years I have lost a few of my pitchforks. :cry:

Overall I'd give this set a 8.5/10 when it came out and a 9.5/10 now. I would have given it higher marks when it came out, but I must admit the Dark Forest torsos make me just a tiny bit happier.

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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:04 am

This, as with most sets of its era, is an awesome set. A non-military cart (emphasis on the non-militart part).

For pieces, its so-so. It has three forestmen, a round shield, a horse (with a sadle). There are definatly better piece sets out there, but there are also worse.

The design, well is alright. Its cool to have a cart, but the design of the cart, in my opinion, isn't the best.

I imagine that to a kid, it would be a fairly nice set. Some normal farmers, with a slightly rougesness to them. I guess that it wouldn't be as popular as a knight set, but it certainally would have appeal.

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Postby ezehogan » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:07 am

I obviously had the version of this set that comes with 1 less Forestman, but it is a classic. In fact, all of the Forestmen sets are. Of all of the "official" sets, I think they are the only ones that truely deserve to be left built in their original state. In fact, I have this cart on my desk right now. Fantastic.

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Postby HenrytheV » Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:15 pm

Oh I wish I had this set. :cry:
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Postby Graynar » Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:24 pm

Hi guys.

This is pretty depressing for me because I don't have a single forestman or old circular grey sheild. :(

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Postby Sir-Boris » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:25 pm

Although I do not own this set, I really like it. It seems to be a nice army builder for the Forestmen. It has a decent cart, and the classic round grey shield, and pitch fork. I wish they were still around, I could always use more Forestmen.


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Postby Hothir Ethelnor » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:08 am

This looks like a great set! although I wondered why it was called the crusaders cart when the men that come with it are all forestmen still I think it's a great set!
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Postby Jojo » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:04 pm

Hello!


Hothir Ethelnor wrote:I wondered why it was called the crusaders cart when the men that come with it are all forestmen

That's because the so called "Crusaders" (the Lion knights) ain't officially called Crusaders, either. The terminus Crusaders was used one time in an American catalogue but not in the name of any set. However, based on this one mention the creator of the Lugnet set database dubbed the whole faction "Crusaders".
Also the Name "Crusader's Cart" doesn't appear on the box of the set #1680 but only in the 1990 US catalogue and on the back sheet of the #1675 Special Offer pack that contains the set #1877 (similiar but not equal to #1680).
So in 1990 the LEGO company wasn't able to know that several years later some LEGO fan would call the Lions faction "Crusaders" and thus cause confusion...

If I was in charge of the Lugnet set database the first thing I'd do would be renaming the "Crusaders" faction "Lions"...


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Postby Norro » Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:49 pm

Jojo wrote:Hello!


Hothir Ethelnor wrote:I wondered why it was called the crusaders cart when the men that come with it are all forestmen

That's because the so called "Crusaders" (the Lion knights) ain't officially called Crusaders, either. The terminus Crusaders was used one time in an American catalogue but not in the name of any set. However, based on this one mention the creator of the Lugnet set database dubbed the whole faction "Crusaders".
Also the Name "Crusader's Cart" doesn't appear on the box of the set #1680 but only in the 1990 US catalogue and on the back sheet of the #1675 Special Offer pack that contains the set #1877 (similiar but not equal to #1680).
So in 1990 the LEGO company wasn't able to know that several years later some LEGO fan would call the Lions faction "Crusaders" and thus cause confusion...

If I was in charge of the Lugnet set database the first thing I'd do would be renaming the "Crusaders" faction "Lions"...


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Thanks JoJo,

I've always wondered about where the Crusader thing started (could never find it in my mags...)

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Postby Luís » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:14 pm

Jojo wrote:(I hear the "Army builder" choir already....)


Army builder, Army builder
Army builder, Army builder
Army buiiiiiilder


A very nice set.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:11 pm

Jojo wrote:Hello!


Hothir Ethelnor wrote:I wondered why it was called the crusaders cart when the men that come with it are all forestmen

That's because the so called "Crusaders" (the Lion knights) ain't officially called Crusaders, either. The terminus Crusaders was used one time in an American catalogue but not in the name of any set. However, based on this one mention the creator of the Lugnet set database dubbed the whole faction "Crusaders".
Also the Name "Crusader's Cart" doesn't appear on the box of the set #1680 but only in the 1990 US catalogue and on the back sheet of the #1675 Special Offer pack that contains the set #1877 (similiar but not equal to #1680).
So in 1990 the LEGO company wasn't able to know that several years later some LEGO fan would call the Lions faction "Crusaders" and thus cause confusion...

If I was in charge of the Lugnet set database the first thing I'd do would be renaming the "Crusaders" faction "Lions"...


Bye
Jojo


Blimey, JoJo, how do you remember all this?

OT: This is a brilliant little set, one of the best carts Lego has ever made. The Forestmen, the round shields, the pitchfork...It's all good stuff. Perhaps the only thing this set is missing is a compartment to hide stowaway soldiers in. Still, a good set.

9.98/10

Strangely enough, this was the second Castle set I got, from LEGOland Windsor, before I was even one...I'm sure some of the parts are still lying down the back side of my bed somewhere... :shock:

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